Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria
Dr. Sigalas came to Carleton University from the Vienna Institute of Advanced Studies. His current research interests focus on the crisis of parliamentarism, the European Union’s Space Policy and the electoral connection at the EU level. His most recent research focuses on the curbing of Parliamentary privileges in the aftermath of the Greek Crisis.
Major areas of research: Legislative Studies, European Parliament, Parliamentary Reforms, Electoral Connections, EU Space Policy, EU Education Policy, European Identity, Greek Politics.
Dates of the visit:
January 2015 – April 2015
Contribution to University activities:
- Teaching EURR 4003/5003 / PSCI 4809: Social & Political Perspectives in Europe, winter 2015
- Lecture “Greek Democracy Under Stress: Political Reform and the Eurozone Crisis,” Carleton University, January 22, 2015
- Lecture “Parliamentarism in Crisis: The Impact of the Eurozone Crisis on the Legitimacy and Autonomy of the Greek Parliament,” Dalhousie University, and co-taught class, coordinated with EUCE Dalhousie, March 9-11, 2015
- Regional outreach lecture “Parliamentarism in Crisis: The Impact of the Eurozone Crisis on the Greek Parliament,” co-sponsored with School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, March 31, 2015
- Video podcast “Europe in Space” – an interview, April 1, 2015
- Video podcast “Greek Democracy in the Eurozone Crisis” – an interview, April 1, 2015
- Regional outreach lecture “Europe in Space: The European Parliament’s Justification Arsenal” cosponsored with Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen’s University, April 8, 2015
- Guest article “Variable Democracy: Insights from the Eurozone Crisis” for EUCE Network Newsletter,Vol. 11, Issue 1 (Fall 2014)